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PM Modi leads the 2nd International Yoga day, with a huge Participation

‘Yoga’ is that form of exercise, which takes you one step closer to the inter-relation of mind, body & soul. And with the celebration of second ‘International Yoga Day‘, our nation aims to spread the message of healthy living & healthy being, across the globe. PM Modi is much excited to launch and participate in the event on Tuesday, June 21st, Capitol Complex in Chandigarh.

Event Schedule

PM is scheduled to perform 45 minutes of Yoga asanas along with 30,500 participants at the Capitol Complex between 7am and 7.45 am. Thousands of security personnel, workers and officials in the government worked round-the-clock in the run-up to the high-profile programme .

Around 200 close circuit television cameras have been installed around the complex and outside the Punjab Raj Bhawan where the PM is staying. LED screens have also been put up for a live screening of the main event.

Apart from the main event at the Capitol Complex, yoga day events will be held at 100 other locations across Chandigarh and other places in the Capital includingin Connaught Place, Lodhi Gardens, Jamia Millia Islamia (JMI) and Dwarka.

Rain Threat

Yoga Preprations in CHD
Yoga Preprations in CHD

The day has been predicted with possible rains and thunderstorm by the Met department. And as a result, the venue has been drenched in rain hours before the commencement of the programme.

The rain on Monday evening, which lasted over an hour not only left the venue waterlogged but also submerged the carpets, covering the 12-lakh square feet area, and 30,000 mats.

But the authorities are expecting mass participation from people all over Chandigarh, Punjab and Haryana to perform deep breathing and stretching exercises against the backdrop of the Capitol Complex, one of the acclaimed creations of French architect Le Corbusier.

International Participation

Over 173 Indian missions across the world are also organising Yoga demonstrations to spread awareness for the International Day of Yoga. The event will also be observed by 191 of 193 members of the United Nations.

The Embassy of India in Paris organised an event at the iconic Eiffel Tower on Sunday as part of the series of events to mark the second International Day of Yoga.

Yoga demonstrations will also be organised at several places in state capitals. Events have been planned at all district headquarters in the country in association with prominent yoga institutions.

With so much enthusiasm from all across the World, we heartily expect all our Indian friends to make the event even larger by spreading the word of mouth and generating huge participation. Jai Ho!

Sources: HT, TOI